Hi, and welcome to Wayfare & Bloom.

I’m Stephanie, I’m 28, and I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I’ve been journaling my whole life and started blogging in late high school as another creative outlet for my writing. As I became more interested in photography and travel, I decided to start a travel blog to document my experiences — good or bad — both for myself and others who enjoy planning trips and reading about travel as much as I do. I love visiting friends; hiking; kayaking; eating good food and trying new restaurants; breweries and other bars; and meeting new, interesting, beautiful people across the world. I’m trying my hardest to spend time in all 50 states, all 7 continents (here’s to you, retirement Antarctica trip), and all 58 national parks. Experiencing new people and new places is one of the most life-affirming and life-giving aspects of my life. Reflecting on those experiences helps me process, remember, and grow.


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”


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